YOUR NHS FILES
Private information is secretly being
transferred from health records to a Government computer which hundreds
of thousands of people can access. And, as one women found out, if you
dare to complain you face being banned from seeing your GP.
HELEN WILKINSON does not look like an
enemy of the State. She lives in an idyllic cottage in the heart of the
Home Counties. Roses grow over the door and her pet rabbits play in the
garden outside in summer.
A pillar of her local Conservative
association and a Councillor, she has worked for the NHS as a GP surgery
manager all her life.
It is a job she loves.
But today Helen is enraged because her
name has been blackened by the organization for which she works and once
trusted and admired.
Two years ago, she found the NHS had
made a terrible mistake on her own medical records; it had wrongly
labeled her an alcoholic after she had seen a consultant about routine
surgery at a London hospital. The error was put on her file by an
anonymous health service clerk.
Helen, 40, had no idea who could have
had access to the file and how many countless people might think she had
a drink problem.
But she was so appalled by the blunder
that she began a campaign to halt the Government's plan to put every
detailed health record of this country's 60 million population on a new
NHS national computer.
In a spirited act of defiance, she has
forced the Department of Health to wipe all her medical records from NHS
files. And with the help of a sympathetic MP, she successfully
fought for a Parliamentary debate, highlighting the dangers of patients'
computerized health secrets being passed to the police, the security
services, private detectives, or the myriad of medical research
companies operating in Britain.
Helen can no longer use the NHS because
she has no medical records to which a doctor can refer. When her eye
became infected by the straw she uses to feed her pet rabbits this
summer, a kindly GP agreed to treat her with antibiotics for free. he
should not have done so.
Helen's campaign is part of a
widespread backlash against the slide towards a
BIG BROTHER BRITAIN
-where everything we do is watched by
STATE and its APPARATCHIKS
-from the way we travel to work to the
confidences we share in our doctor's surgery.
As a result of Helen's actions,
and that of other privacy activists, hundreds of patients have now asked
their GPs not to put their health records on the £12 billion
computer system before it is rolled out in two years' time.
This week, the Chief Medical Officer,
Sir Liam Donaldson, wrote to every GP asking for the names of patients
refusing to co-operate. It was a first attempt by the Government to
measure the scale of the opposition, which can be seen in every doctor's
surgery throughout the country.
The Mail has been contacted by a
growing number of readers and doctors concerned about New Labour's plan
for a giant 'electronic warehouse' of medical records.
When complete the computer system will
link 30,000 GP's to 300 hospitals with healthcare workers from surgery
receptionist to ward clerks and surgeons having access to the records.
The idea set out by Tony Blair
[naturally] after he became Prime Minister. was that if you live, for
example in Manchester but get run over by a bus in Torquay, emergency
crews should have faster access to your medical records.
Such information could be a life-saver,
particularly if you are on medication or are allergic to antibiotics.
originally, most people thought it a good idea. The benefits of having
instant access to everybody's records on a single database -
which is called the NHS 'spine' -
will be huge, says the Department of Health. It will also eliminate the
problem of missing records.
BUT today , many in the medical
profession are thinking again. A poll of doctors last month found that
more than half are unhappy that patients details are being amassed
without their permission. Sixty per cent feared that the records might
be stolen by hackers, sold to the highest bidder or used to blackmail a
Millions of people are unaware that
private information on how they live is already being collected
centrally from health records. For instance, details of every hospital
visit we make - even if they involve a sensitive procedure such as an
abortion or HIV treatment - are sent via NHS existing computer network
to a giant information store run by an American company in Warwickshire.
This data base lists the patient's
name, age and postcode, as well as the cost, the time and the date of
the hospital procedure or examination. And, most disturbingly the
Government has admitted that this data bank is not completely secure.
According to Professor Ross Anderson, a
Cambridge University expert on information security:
'From this hospital database, a hacker
could find out about some embarrassing treatment for a sexual disease
which you have received and sell it to a blackmailer.
I believe this data is already used for
research by medical companies and the department of Health.
'When the national database is
operational, your GP files will be there too. They will contain the
confidences that you shared with your doctor over your lifetime - be it
an extramarital affair, depression, an abortion, a sexual deviancy or
The Mail has discovered that details
stored on another mammoth NHS electronic address book include every
patient's phone numbers (even those listed as ex-directory).
So who will be legally entitled to pry
inside the supercomputer which will store what may be the biggest
electronic record of health and lifestyles in the world?
The current system is already used by
300,000 staff in hospitals and clinics. using a smart card and personal
pin number, they can get access in seconds.
Professor Anderson warns that the new
network will be used by many health workers in surgeries, hospitals,
laboratories, medical libraries, the Department of Health, local
chemists, shops and even NHS walk-in centres.
'How long will it be before one
of them is bribed for information; perhaps the phone number of a
celebrity or the details of a celebrity or the details of an estranged
wife's sexual history in a divorce battle?' he asks.
'Insurance companies and debt
collectors , animal rights activists, even a stalker will all be
interested in the information.
THE Government says there will be
strict safeguards to stop hackers or the plain nosey, getting into the
supercomputer. BUT many ,even in the medical world, are not so sure.
[Well what do people do who are
concerned with safety in airports or any establishment -they test the
facilities to find out how secure they are. How would this gigantic
meddlesome computer fare if its secrecy record could be tested. If
a reputable institute had individuals of integrity who would test the
security of the system to obtain ONLY their own records then we would
see how secure it really is . On proving the unreliability of that
system -the Government would have no option but to close it down as we
have found they have done on other projects in their nine years of nosey
invasive intrusions of their masters who should have put their servants
right at the beginning of their BIG BROTHER machinations. Our view
is that the whole project should be scrapped]
Eleanor Scott, a GP from Barnet, North
London, told a British medical Association conference recently that the
NHS's proud record of patients being able to trust their doctors to keep
their medical secrets is about
'With more than 50,000,000 records
being kept and more than one million people able to access the system,
the risk of errors, unauthorized access, identity theft and malicious
tampering will be legion.
'We should be under no illusions - no
other country has ever conceived such a powerful and comprehensive tool
of information on its citizens.
The contents would eclipse anything
proposed by the
National Identity Card
-and it is being brought in covertly
without public consultation,' she warned.
[Well we have been warning the English
people for over twelve years of the collectivist ambitions of those who
have sold their country to the abomination BIG BROTHER entity
calling itself the
UNITED STATES OF EUROPE.
Because the politicians realized how
lukewarm were many Englishmen and women to the threat to their Freedom
and Liberty it was so easy for them to proceed with plans to subvert the
privacy of the citizens for their own ambitions as part of an Elite
which placed them above the Law and free from prosecution while the
people were treated no better than slaves, but there now appears
an awakening at last as shown by the backlash at the events we
have outlined above which might save the situation in the nick of time.]
The irony is that the supercomputer is
being introduced at a time when elsewhere in the HEALTH SERVICE, a
culture of obsessive secrecy is growing.
Under the Data protection Act,
hospitals are removing patients names and treatment plans from patients'
names and treatment plans from charts attached to beds because they fear
they might be breaking the confidentiality laws.
Even close family are no longer allowed
to look at their loved one's medical records when they visit them in
So what can Helen Wilkinson do about
her wrongly compiled records which have branded her an alcoholic?
Helen who lives near High Wycombe in
Buckinghamshire, knew her way around the NHS because of her experience as a
GP surgery manager.
She said: I didn't like the sound of
the Governments plan. I know what intimacies patients tell their
So she decided to opt out of the
system. Using powers accorded to individuals under the Data Protection
ACT, she asked the Department of Health for the information that was
stored on her records.
But when the files finally came back,
she found that after a visit to a consultant of general surgery at
University College Hospital in London in 1988, the wrong code number for
the part of the hospital where she had been treated was put on her
record. It showed, incorrectly that she had been at the hospital
for an appointment at the alcohol abuse unit.
'I went ballistic,' recalls the
women who only drinks a glass of wine when she goes out to dinner.
'Who had been able to look at these
records and see that I had been labelled an alcoholic?
Literally hundreds of
have read this about me. I have friends who work in the NHS. Do they
think I am an alcoholic?
It took Helen nearly two years to get
all her files removed after successfully arguing that be storing what
could be secret data the NHS was causing her 'unwarranted and
AT first the Department of Health did
not know how to react. Officials told her it was not a straightforward
request. In short, it had never happened before.
Finally four months ago she received a
letter from the department promising her that her 'data' had been
removed from all central-managed databases'.
'I am putting myself at risk. BUT I am
not going back on the NHS database if it kills me.' she told the Mail.
'Millions of people must have mistakes
on their Health RECORDS. At the moment these errors can be read
only by hundreds of people.
SOON IT COULD BE THOUSANDS
What of the trusting relationship
between a doctor and patient? Will that disappear when Tony Blair's
Brave New World with its giant
-is up and running?
Helen, who has worked in the HEALTH
SERVICE for 20 years, thinks so 'Patients will begin to lie. They won't
tell the truth if they have been sexually promiscuous, or overdosed on
drugs, or even smoked a few cigarettes.
'They won't want it on their records if
they know those records will not be kept secret. I can see patients
turning their backs on the[ BIG BROTHER] Health Service completely,' she
IT IS A CHILLING PREDICTION-BUT ONE
THAT HELEN WILKINSON BELIEVES WITH ALL HER HEART.
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[Well this is the time for united
action by those who at last realize the dangers from
-since the emergence of New Labour and
it's collectivist acolyte Tony Blair who is shortly to leave his job and
find his fortune in proudly boasting how he deceived the English people
and how very easy it has been to almost subject them to their slavery.
Fortunately as always at the eleventh
hour there is an awakening and we hope just in time to prevent a once
proud and ferociously independent people to break loose from the yoke of
submission and to demand the STATE back off as they are there to SERVE
US and not their dreams of a collectivist
UNITED STATES of EUROPE.
What is needed is national campaign to
demand the end of the whole
-scheme by the instant rejection by
millions of patients of the Government computer programme.
Fortunately in 2006 we have the
internet to mobilize our forces to overthrow this despicable and
unnecessary and nosey intrusion into lives of the people.
A determined campaign by hundreds of
thousands of citizens would bring the whole edifice of the monstrous BIG
BROTHER machine crumbling and for the people to take back what has been
taken from them by stealth - of the freedom of privacy and obtain
legislation to curb any further intrusions into the private lives. ]
THE PEOPLE HAVE
SPOKEN-IS THE EU COMMISSION LISTENING?
Ditch the EU
TREATY after IRISH REJECTION
[Daily Mail-Wednesday, June
MORE THAN HALF of voters believe Britain should
drop the controversial European Treaty in the wake of its
rejection in last week's
The poll comes as the Tories launch a last-ditch
bid in the
HOUSE of LORDS
today to delay the
have signed a
within the past few days
, calling on the
NOT TO RATIFY THE BILL
[WHY DON'T YOU?]
A BLUNT REPLY TO THE
QUEEN'S SPEECH ON CHRISTMAS DAY-25th
LEGACY-AUSTRALIA-CANADA-NEW ZEALAND-WHY THEY
The Act of
Settlement of 1701-WHY IT SHOULD CONCERN
The Common Law of
ENGLAND is the LAW of
Commonwealth Realms V The Constitution for
AUSTRALIA-SUPPORT THE CROWN
YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH.
WILL THIS CHRISTMAS QUEEN'S SPEECH
LAST IN A
FREE INDEPENDENT ENGLAND -SCOTLAND AND WALES?
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ASSURE YOU THAT YOU
HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM BECOMING A
PROVINCE OF EUROPE.
THE QUEEN MAKE IT PLAIN THAT OUR FREE
INDEPENDENT NATION STATE IS SACROSANCT BUT
THAT IF THE PEOPLE WISH TO BECOME SLAVES
-THEN A REFERENDUM THERE MUST BE.
THAT NO ENGLISHMAN SHOULD BE ASKED WHETHER
HE WISHES TO BE A SLAVE OR FREE!
CHRISTMAS WE WILL FIND OUT IF OUR PROTECTOR
'Rights and Liberties'
by HER SACRED OATH
MONARCHY be nothing more than a
PARK in the future
THE TIME FOR BLUNT SPEAKING AS THE VERY
EXISTENCE OF OUR UNIQUE NATION STATE IS IN
We are told on the BBC (Brussels
Broadcasting Service) at 11.30 pm on
Saturday the 23rd December, 2007, that the
QUEEN now has a website which has footage of
the Royal Family in the past and that the
QUEEN is NOT
'Stuck in the past'
far as many patriotic subjects are concerned
we need to remain in the PAST when it
concerns the protection of our
have had and will continue to have but it
must not threaten our very WAY-OF-LIFE our
Common Law of England and all which makes
our country the most unique parliamentary
democracy in the world.
BE NO SURRENDER!
Should the Monarch fail to protect our
inherited RIGHTS and Liberties then we shall
have to fight for a REPUBLIC as
happened in the 17th century because the
Monarch of the day ignored those very
'Rights and Liberties of Englishmen' which
will still survive in the English Speaking
World today in December 2007. How can the
MOTHER of PARLIAMENTS give away what is
already our and our children's
INHERITANCE which cannot be taken away by
PARLIAMENT or the QUEEN.
If the above publicity
exercise is to be used to soften the impact to
the population of the BETRAYAL of their
CONSTITUTION and COUNTRY then it would be
the greatest TREASON by a Monarch since
James II who sold our COUNTRY to the FRENCH
for MONEY and RELIGION.
WE ASK WHAT PRICE ARE OUR RIGHTS AND
THEY ARE PRICELESS!
Choice is Yours!-but time is running out
6 months to be EXACT!
WE are to
THEY are not
WE have more to LOSE
more to GAIN
WE have been clear of dictators from EUROPE
for most of our HISTORY
been cursed with that abomination for most
of their HISTORY and NOW!
Our Queen and the EU Constitution
The Spirit of England
THE ENEMY IS EVERYWHERE
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE II
We now learn
from the Daily Mail COMMENT on Christmas Eve
that the Queen's Speech will cover the
catastrophic fall in Values and Moral
behaviour since the beginning of her 56
-year reign. This has been brought about by
the actions of HER MINISTERS and the greater
number of those in HER PARLIAMENT who have
placed THEIR CONCERNS before the INTERESTS
of THE PEOPLE and NATION STATE.
the fact that HER PEOPLE feel LOST that has
been the direct result of the actions of HER
SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENTS and the TRAITOROUS
POLITICIANS including PRIME MINISTERS who
have stealthily over the 56 years of HER
MAJESTY'S REIGN have almost achieved their
aim of ENSLAVING the PEOPLE to a FOREIGN
for the marked drop in the number viewing
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH is no doubt because the
mass of people have realised years ago that
the MONARCH is powerless to PROTECT their
WAY-OF-LIFE and events up to now have PROVED
There is a well know saying
'Nero fiddled while Rome burned'
Is it the case on
Christmas Day 2007 while the Monarch
talks our Rights and Liberties are
being taken from us under our very
Of course the QUEEN
under HER CONSTITUTIONAL ROLE can only
'Advise and Warn' HER MINISTERS but when
the matter concerns the very LIFE of an
INDEPENDENT STATE we expect that HER MAJESTY
consider the arrangement to be AT AN END as
it would make a MOCKERY of the PRIME
IMPORTANCE of the MONARCH to protect our
inherited Rights and Liberties which HER
MINISTERS are endeavouring TO GIVE
We as loyal
subjects of the MONARCH who is the living
embodiment of OUR RIGHTS and LIBERTIES
ask at this late stage with only months to
the eradication of a FREE NATION STATE some
veiled comments that HER MAJESTY will
PROTECT our RIGHTS and LIBERTIES.
As for the
MORAL tone of the NATION STATE at this most
crucial time in ENGLISH CONSTUTUTIONAL HISTORY this matter
should be left to CHURCH LEADERS who's
responsibility it is to CARE for their
FLOCKS particularly at this FESTIVAL of
MAJESTY'S SPEECH has not been pre-recorded
we ask HER MAJESTY to give those MILLIONS of
HER subjects some hope that their PROTECTOR
has NOT FORGOTTEN THEM.
APPEAL not be answered we can at last
confirm that the MONARCHY is after all
nothing more than a talking shop suitable
for YouTube and therefore nothing more than
Benn's comments about the despotic and
need for a
politician with INTEGRITY and love of
country who has for decades witnessed the
growth of the monstrous creature soon to be
STATES OF EUROPE.
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EUROPEAN and BRITISH
The extra tier of citizenship was
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The PEOPLE of GREAT BRITAIN should be
allowed the option of opting out of the EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP if they so
wish. The GOVERNMENT will then be able to provide those who have opted
-only such as British (not EU)
passports, driving licences and other national documents.
EU laws will also NOT APPLY to those who
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GORDON BROWN WANTS TRUST-BUT WHY WON'T
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